Rush Orders - How Much Extra Do You Charge?

Business By smab109 Updated 15 Aug 2008 , 6:28pm by chutzpah

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smab109 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 6:13pm
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I seem to be getting more and more of these. I turned down one yesterday (she wanted it for today!) and she actually got snippy with me on the phone!

How do you rate your rush order charge? Or do you just do a random - what-kind-of-mood-am-I-in-today charge?

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indydebi Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 7:50pm
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I've not ever had to do this, but if I did I'd probably go with the "whatever mood I'm in" method.

PITA callers would have a $300 minimum fee added to the actual price of the cake ... just because I felt like it! icon_twisted.gif

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sari66 Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 1:52am
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I don't have it too many times but, I'm a whatever mood i'm in type icon_smile.gif)

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LeanneW Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 6:39am
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hmmm, I agree, whatever mood I'm in, how sorry they are to be calling last minute, how many orders I already have, or if I just plain need a day off would also factor in.

My minimum order is $200.00 so I would probably charge an aditional $50.00 for less that 7 days notice.

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waterlily Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 7:12am
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I had to do the same. That is I charge rush fee. I had so many people calling me with last minute orders that I now charge 10% more on the total price of cake.This is just enough for people stop and think, but not an outrageous charge. The way I see it, if they want the cake that badly then they wont mind being charged for putting me through the stress of getting them the cake they want on short notice. If nothig else you'll get them to understand that they need to call you in a timely manner for their next event that they want a cake for. That's just what I think. icon_smile.gif

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Cakebelle Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 5:31pm
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10% of the cake price.

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chutzpah Posted 15 Aug 2008 , 6:28pm
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I don't do rush orders. Just because they can't remember their kidlet's b-day doesn't mean I should bust my @$$ with their order. I have enough customers who order ahead of time.

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